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Search: Posts Made By: kimbottles
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2014
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Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

So far the couple rips she has gone through didn't seem to bother her at all either under sail or under power.

I think the narrow beam works well for her under just about all circumstances.

I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Francis Lee is about the same beam and 10' LOA and 15' LWL longer than my Swede55. She weights just a tad more at 19,000#s.

The Swede55 tended to lift over the waves much more than plunge through...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

At the time it was speculated that he was likely run down by a steamer while asleep. Lack of lifelines likely had nothing to do with his demise.

Also he was along in age when it happened so he...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Fast, weatherly, easy to sail, nice motion, well mannered, strongly built, tons of stability, what's not to like?

(OK, the draft would restrict you from some anchorages.)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The Francis Lee could easily cross oceans, she is engineered to be very strong and stiff. You might want to wear a harness while on deck, otherwise there is no reason she can't cross any ocean.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Having engaged Mr. Perry professionally over the last four years for the Francis Lee project (formerly known as the Sliver project) I can testify that Mr. Perry is worth far more than the very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

We generally answer every hail, so we must have not heard you. Try again next time you see us.

(We also respond to non Perry designed vessels that hail.)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

For the record, the "Francis Lee" has not been in any collisions. I have no idea what this post is about.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-10-2014
Replies: 6,764
Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Icon - Oregon Offshore

Yes, the SV Icon that smashed the Oregon Offshore Race record by almost FIVE hours is one of Bob's designs. They beat Rage's record that had stood since 2000.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2014
Replies: 6,764
Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Interesting Sailboats

While in New Zealand several years ago we were mistaken for Canadians. We did not feel it would be polite to correct the Kiwi's who thought Seattle was part of BC. (And I am the grandson of a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2014
Replies: 6,764
Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Interesting Sailboats

I thought C&C was Canadian.......
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2014
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Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Interesting Sailboats

NBCSports also covers F1 here. I have always liked the dry wit of David Hobbs.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2014
Replies: 6,764
Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Interesting Sailboats

The NBCSports channel on DirectTV carries rally in the USA. I still watch it even though I am long retired from competition. Derek is retired from it too, we plan to race the Francis Lee now to get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Actually Mr. Swain you have that one wrong. The Francis Lee was engineered by one of the best marine engineers in the business Tim Nolan with help from the excellent Jim Franken.

She is engineered...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Yes, my experience too, exactly.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2014
Replies: 6,764
Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Interesting Sailboats

I was one of the subscribers of that effort (subscribers put up the front money.)

It was a huge undertaking and the publishers labored long and hard on it. It is not perfect but it is a very good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2014
Replies: 6,764
Views: 1,785,844
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Interesting Sailboats

If you look at the way the Francis Lee was engineered and built you would see that she is not in any way a "new old boat". She is very modern in her design and construction. However she was not built...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I didn't say "NO" bow and stern wave, I said very small ones. KB
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2014
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Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

sorry; .226 of a degree.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bob is being modest, he is a wiz at weight studies. We weighed almost everything that went into the boat and Bob's original study was just about spot on. She is currently about a quarter degree down...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Not much more to put in her, remember she is just a daysailor/weekender.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Quiet, intelligent, big reader, commercial fisherman before WWII, family man, liked sailing, taught me and my three brothers to sail. Good all around guy.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

That yacht designer was named Lewis Francis Herreshoff, son of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff.

But this vessel is named after my late Father; Francis Lee McKee Bottles. That seemed a bit long so I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,823
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Maybe we should get some sails made for her first......
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